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antinomy

[an-tin-uh-mee] /ænˈtɪn ə mi/
noun, plural antinomies.
1.
opposition between one law, principle, rule, etc., and another.
2.
Philosophy. a contradiction between two statements, both apparently obtained by correct reasoning.
Origin of antinomy
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin antinomia < Greek antinomía a contradiction between laws. See anti-, -nomy
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antinomic
[an-ti-nom-ik] /ˌæn tɪˈnɒm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
antinomical, adjective
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antinomy

/ænˈtɪnəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
opposition of one law, principle, or rule to another; contradiction within a law
2.
(philosophy) contradiction existing between two apparently indubitable propositions; paradox
Derived Forms
antinomic (ˌæntɪˈnɒmɪk) adjective
antinomically, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin antinomia, from Greek: conflict between laws, from anti- + nomos law
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n.

1590s, "contradiction in the laws," from Latin antinomia, from Greek antinomia "ambiguity in the law," from anti- "against" (see anti-) + nomos "law" (see numismatics). As a term in logic, from 1802 (Kant).

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